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alcohol stoves
I'm not sure if there's a common name for the side-jet variant of the Pepsi Can stove (same design as AntiGravityGear's stove). I made one of those recently; it worked well enough. I've found using...

In Make Your Own Gear » RedBull...
March 15, 12:45am

which stove?
Which stove design did you make? Since you didn't use a pot stand, was that a Fuzzy's Lil Stove?

In Make Your Own Gear » RedBull...
March 11, 9:31pm

Sea To Summit Thermolite Reactor
>This liner is extremely interesting and I will pick one up, but has any one used it? I have one. I've used it once, while hammock-camping here in Hawaii. During the night the temperature droppe...

In GEAR » Sea to Summit Bag Liner:)
March 07, 7:29pm

Hammock as solo shelter
>There is a lot to like about a Hennessy Hammock if you have not tried one. I'll second that comment. The best part is waking up without creaks and groans; I definitely slept much better in my H...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Looking for light solo tent: your help needed
February 27, 11:49pm

remote canister liquid-fed butane stoves
I wrote: >So, any other liquid-fed butane stoves out there besides the Coleman? Thanks to Jason Shaffer for his list of remote canister liquid-fed butane/propane stoves with vaporizer tubes. In...

In Editor's Roundtable » What kind of stove do YOU use for lightweight backpacking?
February 17, 10:57pm

remote canister liquid-fed butane stoves
>Are there any "remote canister butane stoves" besides the Coleman Exponent series? Dang! I meant to add "liquid-fed" to that question. I checked the other remote stoves mentioned in subsequent ...

In Editor's Roundtable » What kind of stove do YOU use for lightweight backpacking?
February 12, 10:28pm

remote canister butane stoves
Are there any "remote canister butane stoves" besides the Coleman Exponent series?

In Editor's Roundtable » What kind of stove do YOU use for lightweight backpacking?
February 11, 8:05pm

Coleman Powermax fuel
Thank you for an excellent article. Can a standard butane/propane gas canister be screwed onto and power the Xtreme stove if Coleman Powermax fuel canisters are not available? If so and if you ...

In GEAR » MSR Simmerlite vs. Coleman Xtreme
February 09, 12:25am

Re: New Alcohol Stove
I built this stove yesterday. It reminds me of Fuzzy's Lil' Stove, but simpler and more stable (because it's shorter). It's also superior in that removing the pan while the Fuzzy Stove is lit may c...

In GEAR » New Alcohol Stove
February 03, 11:03pm

All Reader Reviews by Douglas Frick

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Petzl Zipka
I have the original 3-LED Zipka (1.9 oz with Lithium batteries). It is my regular headlamp (when there's little likelihood of hiking at night) and I always carry it with me on day hikes. It isn...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
February 07, 1:54pm

Lara Bars Cherry Pie
I grabbed a bunch of random non-Cliff bars at REI before a recent trip. A few of them were wretched, some just indifferent, and a few I thought would be worthwhile to remember for next time. And then ...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
December 13, 1:03pm

Jetboil Personal Cooking System
The good points are: fast, fuel-efficient, easy, simple, and reliable boiling water. You can hold it in your hand while you boil water, if finding a place to set up a hot stove is a problem in your en...

In Stoves - Canister
January 06, 10:55am Premium Membership
I read all of the free articles, and after looking at the abstracts of the Premium articles, I immediately bought a membership. That was well worth it right there. I've also more than saved the price ...

In Books and Media
December 26, 10:01pm

Hiking Light Handbook by Karen Berger
This is a great intro to lightweight backpacking. She covers all of the major gear areas in an uncomplicated fashion, giving overviews of what, why and how to lighten up. The book includes strategies,...

In Books and Media
December 26, 9:56pm

Sunday Afternoon Adventure hat
I refer to it as my "ugly hat," but it's the one I always grab when it's sunny. I wear this hat in Hawaii, where hiking is hot and steamy. I just tighten the headband a bit (easily and securely adjust...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
December 23, 9:16pm

Brunton Helios "Stormproof" lighter
I don't have a Brunton Helios lighter, but unfortunately there isn't a way to comment without giving a rating. I do, however, have six butane 'windproof' lighters/torches: a Brunton Firelight, a Solo ...

In Miscellaneous Products
December 23, 8:27pm

Beyond Backpacking by Ray Jardine
This is a thick book with a lot of useful information. I found it inspiring, with a fairly well-balanced idea of hiking and camping with light gear. I've bought copies for friends, with the simple adm...

In Books and Media
November 25, 2:17pm

Superfeet Performance Green
I have flat feet after wearing rubber slippers in Hawaii for 15 years. When I got back into hiking I found I could only pack for a mile or two before my feet started screaming. Superfeet solved that p...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
November 25, 1:47pm